8.5 Excellent
Bradford, Pennsylvania

Willow Bay Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest

Bradford, Pennsylvania

Bradford, Pennsylvania
Phone: (814) 362-4613

Sites: 101
Recent Rate: $27 7/2015

Latitude: 41.988141179641
Longitude: -78.909044265747

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

2 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Very few electric available without reservation on a Monday night mid-July. Friendly staff gave us a choice of sites and found one that worked for the night. Very clean restrooms and a nicely maintained park as a whole. Well spaced between sites, with groves & trees. Would return. We camped at Willow Bay Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are looking for a place to “Get away from it all” then this is it! Tucked neatly into the northern part of Allegheny National Forest, Willow Bay is just south of the New York State border and easily accessible from NY 86/17 Southern Tier Expressway. We spent Memorial Day weekend on site #64 in Hemlock Loop which was a level paved pad set above a rolling spacious waterfront site. Both sides of our site were naturally landscaped with trees and rocks which afforded us complete privacy. There is also a boat launch and boat rentals available. Plus some sites are suited for launching small boats right from the site. Our site did not have any hookups (none of the premium lake front sites have hookups). We ran our generator briefly each day for DH to check his baseball scores and top off the batteries and that was it. There are water spigots throughout, but they are older style with no threading; however people were still able to fill their water tanks. There are two full hookup sites for camp hosts and several electric sites on the opposite side of the road if that is important to you. The grading and amount of shade on those sites made them less appealing to me. There is a brand new bath facility which is centrally located to the loop and is immaculate. There is no cell phone signal while in the campground. (Unless you have a good amplifier. Ours wireless one brought in 2-3 bars but you needed to have the phone almost touching the antenna.) Aspen and Oak loops offer more electric sites but they are in an open area away from the water, very close together and seem more appropriate for group camping. The Deer loop is set back into the woods and is strictly walk-up tent camping. If you enjoy tenting, these are huge private sites, many of them waterfront. Make sure you pack everything you need if you don’t want to be inconvenienced. There is no camp store other than firewood and ice at the check in station and the nearest store is about 15 miles away. The scenery was so breathtaking we were almost never inside except to sleep. There is lots of hiking available. We were in a 38’motorhome plus tow vehicle and had no trouble traversing the loop or parking. Our loop was comprised of a fairly even mix of tents, pop-ups and trailers with only three motorhomes including the host who was busy yet always available and friendly. The most remarkable thing was how quiet it was for a holiday weekend even though every site was filled. It was the nicest Memorial Day camping experience I have ever had. Nightly rate includes the $9.00 online reservation fee spread over the 3 nights. . We camped at Willow Bay Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest in a Motorhome.

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